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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the University of South Florida is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The USF baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing have achieved full accreditation by CCNE through December 31, 2021. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is fully accredited through December 31, 2025.

We are scheduled to undergo program review on the baccalaureate, master’s, and DNP programs during a virtual evaluation on January 20-22, 2021.  As a part of that review for re-accreditation, all constituents are welcome to submit comments concerning the program’s qualifications for accreditation.

The CCNE, a division of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as an autonomous accrediting agency for baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.


The master's and Nurse Anesthesia major in the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) until 2022.

The Advanced Pain Management Fellowship graduate certificate is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) through July 2022.

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, 222 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, Ill 60068-4001,Office: (847) 655-1160, Fax: (847) 692-7137, Email: accreditation@coacrna.org.


The USF College of Nursing has Florida Board of Nursing approval.

Florida Board of Nursing, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C02, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3257, (850) 488-0595.


The University of South Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctorate degrees.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033, (404) 679-4500.


The USF Health Simulation Consortium is one of three universities in Florida accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, however USF is the only fully accredited university in all areas of Assessment, Research, System Integration and Teaching/Education.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 2021 L Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, (866) 730-6127.